Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Operations
David Harr was named associate vice president for Auxiliary Operations effective July 1, 2011. During his 30 years at the University, he has served on the senior leadership team in the Office of Business Operations as the associate vice president, assistant vice president, and director of Morris Inn. Harr’s current oversight responsibilities include a diverse group of revenue‐generating auxiliary units that support student life, academic endeavors, and research initiatives while providing a culture of hospitality and service excellence to all.
Harr oversees the operations of St. Michael's Laundry, a 30,000 square‐foot laundry, dry cleaning, and linen leasing facility; Cedar Grove Cemetery, a 22‐acre on-campus private cemetery; the Notre Dame licensing department managing commercial use of the University’s trademarks; Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and campus retail operations, provider of course‐related materials, trade books, apparel and gifts; and club and concession operations at Notre Dame Stadium, Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Compton Family Ice Arena, the Warren Golf Course, and the five Notre Dame Olympic sports stadia.
He currently serves as chairman of the University’s Licensing, Bookstore, and Concessions Advisory Committees. Other current committee appointments include the Employee Compassion Fund and Trademark Licensing and Human Rights. Additionally, he serves on the University’s Campus and Emergency Preparedness Team.
Harr has served as an adjunct instructor at both Indiana University at South Bend and Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, NY. He was awarded a Key to the City of South Bend by then Mayor Joseph E. Kernan, former Governor of Indiana. He has stayed active with professional and community activities, including terms on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, City of South Bend’s Century Center, the Indiana Hotel Lodging Association, and St. Joseph County Hotel/Motel Tax Board. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Additionally, he received a University Presidential Values Award that honors staff who exemplify the University of Notre Dame’s mission and core values.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Harr holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the University, he managed numerous hotel properties for Inn America Corporation and Stouffer Hotels located in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Missouri.
Harr and his wife, June, have two children: Megan, a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and D.J., a 2016 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.